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CNN
Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
broke down in color into the shades white, olive, then light brown, then dark brown. then black. this was -- it was official. and if you guessed that it was better to be on the lighter end of that scale, you would be right. it made a huge difference in their potential for success even today. decades later. if you think that color test in jamaica didn't exist here in the united states, you would be dead wrong. there was something called the brown paper bag test. yes. in the u.s. it was started in the early 1900s. the african-american community. it was considered that if you were darker than a brown paper bag you weren't allowed to join certain social groups, fraternities, churches. 22-year-old teacher kiara lee does not want the lessons from the past to escape the youth of today and she's teaching young children the importance of something called colorism no matter how harsh that lesson is. soledad o'brien reports. >> we are even in the same grade. >> kiara lee recently graduate prosecuted the university of richmond. her passion is educating children about colorism. >> tell me ab
CNN
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am PST
schools. that was brown versus the board of education. or interracial marriage. that was a case called loving versus virginia. they were very slow to move on some of these as they watched the states move in one direction. that's when the supreme court finally moved. in this case you have something like 41 states that in one form or another have said no to same-sex marriage, so there's a question as to whether the country is ready. that is another reason that we're sort of looking at this and saying we'll see. >> i wonder if the court takes into account on the shifting views on all of this. i want you to check this out, this cmn national exit poll in november's election. 49% saying that same-sex marriage should be legal in their state, compared to 46% who said it should not. the public pretty much divided on this, but seems to be swaying towards approval. do they look at these kinds of things? >> not so much, i don't think, but, again, it's the question of where the country is moving and where the law is moving more than anything else. i would imagine if the supreme court were to take a
CNN
Dec 3, 2012 8:00am PST
to mind, brown versus the board of education, that sat on people's desks for a long time and a bunch of different cases that all sort of folded in to it. loving versus virginia. that was interracial marriage. that was another case that sat around a long time because it seemed as though the supreme court, differently configured supreme court, actually wanted to wait and let the country lead. and when you look right now, even some people who have been fighting for same-sex marriage for years say the math and the map don't make the supreme court taking this up right now a certainty. >> your law professors are so thrilled with you right now, joe johns, that you could just spout that off and i'm impressed. joe johns, thank you very much for that. see you probably friday. for the record, folks, nine states plus d.c. have legalized same-sex marriage to date. exit polls of last month's elections show that a slight majority of voters think that gay marriage should be legal in their states. >>> moving on now. rain, wind and snow are hammering the west coast. three separate storms in just one w
CNN
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
could n't you say the same thing about chris brown and rihanna? the day she turned up battered and bruised did anybody suspect that chris brown was a batterer? >> here's what i will say about that, carol. there's a lot of things that go unspoken we know in situations. and i think that there's always those report that is come after like we heard in the chris brown and rihanna situation that they had a bit of a volatile relationship. some people made it sound as easy as, well, they loved hard. they fought a lot but they loved very hard and you hear that phrase a lot of times. in this situation now with jovan belcher and kasandra perkins, they fought but no one really thought anything of it. one of her friends gave an interview to a newspaper yesterday saying she told me they had had an argument a couple days before and everything was fine now. sometimes and chiefs quarterback brady quinn made this point yesterday after the game. he said sometimes you have to -- when you ask someone how they're doing or what's going on, you have to mean it and want to know what is going on. >> exactly
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
could save on the brands you want. walmart. >>> a young woman uses a brown paper bag to show kids a tough lesson on the history of judging people by their skin color. soledad o'brien has more on today's segment of "black in america." >> -- even in the same grade. >> reporter: kiara lee recently graduated from the university of richmond. her passion is educating children about colorism. >> tell me about that. why did the teacher not call on him? >> because she ugly. >> reporter: she is 7 years old and her mother is worried her little girl is already getting the message, dark skin is bad. >> i think my skin is ugly. >> why do you think it's ugly? >> because i don't want to be dark. >> you don't want to be dark? >> no. i want to be light skinned. >> why? >> because light skinned is pretty. >> you think so? >> yes. >> can somebody tell me what that means? >> my stance is, teach the children what it is, show them the history, make them aware of this issue so that when they go to school, when they go out in the world, they're armed with this information. because he wants to buy her, becau
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
. california governor jerry brown signed the law not too long ago, which is scheduled to go into effect the first of the year. but this judge now says that may not work because it could trample the first amendment rights of therapists. >>> coming up next, police are frantically searching for this 11-year-old little girl, a cancer patient. she was last seen right here in the surveillance video walking out of the hospital doors with her mom. now, doctors worry her life is in danger. we have the latest on the investigation next. can your hearing aid do this? lyric can. lyric can. lyric can. lyric by phonak is the world's only 24/7, 100% invisible hearing device. it's tiny. but that might be the least revolutionary thing about lyric. lyric can be worn 24/7 for up to four months, without battery changes. call 1-800-511-3035 for a risk-free trial. cookie: there's absolutely no way anyone can see it even if they get right up to my ear. michael: wake up, go to sleep...showering, running, all your activities. lyric can also give you exceptionally clear, natural sound in quiet and noisy en
CNN
Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
see the brown spots in that is the accumulation of toxic proteins. what can happen is that with repeated injury and over a period of years and years these proteins accumulate and if -- often there's nothing you can do, and they actually can interfere with the way that the brain functions. you can just see it so clearly in those images. >> you know, one of the critical questions a lot of parents obviously have as their kids get involved in sports and progress through, you know, football or hockey or all those sports where you can suffer repeated traumas, what's critical here is that it's not just the concussions that you have to be worried about according to the study, right? >> right. this study -- these folks didn't necessarily have a whole lot of concussions. we're talking about 68 people who they looked at. some of them it was just a matter of, you know, repeated head injuries, you know, and just being sort of batted around over the years. now, it's interesting that the folks in the study were between the ages of 17 and 98, and what they could see was that the injury was -- t
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